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Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 1
Purell should come with a huge warning on it that says NEVER, EVER, EVER USE THIS ON YOUR GENITALS!!! Really, it's alcohol and irritates the skin as well as destroys the normal protective flora in the genital area. It does far more harm than good when you use it on the delicate genital skin :( Is it likely you have genital herpes? no it is not. the ...
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 12
even the best blood tests still miss 1 out of every 10 hsv1 infections. You can get your oral lesions swabbed the next time you have them to confirm or just assume you have hsv1 orally if a provider has seen your symptoms and diagnosed them as being cold sores. It's not that you don't make detectable antibodies, it's that the tests we use just...
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 7
this doesn't sound at all like it's a herpes related issue. are you following up on your symptoms with your regular provider?
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 11
I usually start the talk out about std testing - when they last had it, what were they tested for and how long was it after they had last had sex. then I ask if they know if they were ever tested for herpes. then I talk about the oral and genital herpes I know I have and ask what they know about it and go from there. For you, most people know what cold sores...
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 2
most folks don't have any consistent triggers. the vast majority of folks never have food triggers for genital herpes so no reason to think twice about eating ( other than a good healthy diet! ). suppressive therapy with valtrex reduces ob's and shedding significantly - it's why we recommend it :) Really, be more surprised when you have ...
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 5
antibiotics will encourage fungal over growth too. might even need an antifungal at this point.
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 5
the odds that you contracted herpes from a one time protected encounter are incredibly low. we recommend protected sexual contact for a reason - it works!! Certainly if you have a partner to protect, seek out herpes igg blood testing at the 12 week mark so you can move forward. Honestly if you don't have a regular partner, no reason to even test - the...
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 3
those symptoms are not std related. continue to follow up on those symptoms with medical providers.
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 11
are you likely to transmit your genital hsv1 infection to a partner? no you are not. can it happen? yes it can. Indeed medically, a genital hsv1 infection isn't a big deal. That said, anywhere from 1/4-2/3's of folks who contract hsv1 genitally, also have it orally but most don't get obvious cold sores to know it. Hsv1 oral infections shed ...
Apr 11, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 8
yes you can still have sex with your husband! I encourage you to google the free herpes handbook by terri warren and read it. it will answer a lot of your questions. will hubby get discharged from the military if he tests + for hsv2? no he will not. they'd have to discharge 25% of their recruits if they did!! odds are that hubby has never been t...